On Tue June 8 2021, by Office
PRESS RELEASE 7 JUNE 2021
The Australia Cup has been won by Mike Wilband but it was a tight affair and he only prevailed on countback from Mike Martin as both scored 41 points. The honours in division one went to Terry Corbett with 40 points just one ahead of Steven Morris with Steve Book in third spot a further point adrift.
Patrick Foster took third place in division two with 39 points behind the two Mikes. Division three could only be decided on countback as Andy Rood, Matthew Harvey and Andy Lock also came in with 35 points.
In the Senior’s section, the JJ Evans Plate was won by Gordon Beavis with 38 points with Alan Murray just a point back and with Mike Philips in third spot on countback with 37 points.
Lesley Hart took the Flo Eddols Plate with 33 points – 3 shots clear of Trish Ritchie with Margaret Ruxton a further point back.
Over the Bank Holiday weekend members play for the Tom Randle Trophy – fourball betterball competition. Members can play as many times as they wish and as always it was a very competitive affair with the top four pairings all scoring 44 points. The father and son combination of Steve and Tom Morris took top spot from Steve Watts and Glen Minchin. Andy Quigley and Lee McLeod took third place with Chris Sparkes and Steve Magee in fourth.
The Harker Salver, an eclectic competition played over six rounds as finally been decided – having been delayed by the Covid pandemic. The winner with an excellent nett 48 was the in-form Alan Murray but only on countback from Dave Miles. Within that event the players also play for the Rob Law Trophy for the best gross score which also went to Alan with a 64.
Steve Magee and Patrick Harrison will represent the Club at the Seniors County Stableford Competition in September at Broadway Golf Club. Steve won the qualifier with 40 points whilst Patrick took division one with 36 points ahead of Andy Pothecary. Division two went to Charlie Godwin on countback from Iain Wright.
PRESS RELEASE 3 JUNE 2021
R&A AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY GOES BACK TO SCOTLAND
The magnificent silver trophy has spent the winter months in safe keeping at Lansdown Golf Club, having been presented to Joe Long last September following his victory at the 2020 R & A Amateur Championship. Joe’s name has been added to the list of past winners engraved on the trophy’s base - including some famous names, such as Bobby Jones, Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia.
The huge trophy came out of its box one last time before being packed away for the journey back to Scotland in time for the 2021 Championships to be held at Nairn and Nairn Dunbar later this month – and eventual presentation to the new Champion.
Sadly, Joe won’t be in Scotland to defend his title as he is flying back to the US to compete in the US Open at Torrey Pines in California on the same weekend.
Joe paid a flying visit to his home club last week to play a few holes and members took the chance to quiz him about his experiences competing in the US Masters at Augusta National in April and with the GB & I team at the 2021 Walker Cup in the USA earlier this month. Joe had more exciting news to share – he has been invited by Jack Nicklaus to play in the Memorial Tournament this weekend at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio.
Joe Long on the 1st Tee at Lansdown